Porn is a peculiar category of labor. Do the workers that define porn's visual field constitute "models" or "performers", or both? Given my general "Raggedy Andy" appearance, I've always assumed more the "performance/actor" angle. If you've ever imagined what a bona fide "Colby as Model" might look like (though I can't imagine why), fashion model Billy Kiraly justifies a comparison. An unmistakeable point of departure ends with the obvious: in porn, Billy Kiraly would be on box covers, a legitimate "Porn Star". Its like looking into an alternative reality (one where I'm better looking and no doubt make more money). Creepy.
Thanks to Blog reader Jay for tearing into the space-time continuum and the good people at fantasticsmag (and photographer David Vance) for making dreams come true.